[syslinux] Passing commands from pxelinux to gpxe ?

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Oct 12 17:53:24 PDT 2007

Doug Scoular wrote:
> Hi All,
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I've managed to get
> pxelinux to load gpxe and then manually load linux by
> using the gpxe command line and HTTP for the kernel and
> initial ram disk.
> My question is whether it is possible to somehow pass
> gpxe commands through some mechanism other than
> the DHCP filename response. Since I don't have control
> over our DHCP infrastructure, but do have control over
> pxelinux, I'd like to some how tell gpxe what to do next
> without having to rely on the DHCP filename response.
> Apologies if this is off topic.

It's not, but the answer, unfortunately, is negative.

There 3.60-pre* development branch of syslinux can be run on top of gPXE 
(I think a development branch is needed there, too) to use full gPXE 
capabilities from inside syslinux.  It still has some rough edges, but 
it does work.


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